KTN's online platform helps you to make the connections you need


The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has refreshed its online platform to intelligently connect you to relevant events, funding, thought pieces and specialist staff to help your business innovate and grow.

You can discover content using your area of interest, from sustainability to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered. Once you have selected your interests, using our intelligent tagging system, we will then display rich and relevant content related to your area, often from surprising sources.

An example might be new satellite technology from the space sector that is applicable in the agri-food sector. KTN-UK.co.uk will help you form these unusual and valuable connections.

All content on the platform has been carefully curated by our team of innovation specialists – not by an automated algorithm – so you can be confident that KTN is connecting you to the most relevant cutting-edge information.


The move also marks a closer alignment with our main funder, Innovate UK , with the website branding making a clear visual link. Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK's innovation network partner, and also works with other funders to provide innovation networking services and fulfil our mission to drive UK growth.

We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

Visit our people pages to connect directly with expertise in your sector.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here


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The SME Instrument offering €60 million per year of funding for transport in 2016 and 2017

On Wednesday 7 October, KTN hosted the latest in as series of webinars to promote the opportunities for transport relating funding support presented by Horizon 2020, biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).

This updates a webinar presented in December last year, as The SME Instrument now offers enhanced opportunities for supporting SMEs looking to grow and take their product closer to market in Europe.

Firstly, the funding on offer is greater, with up to €2.5 million potentially available to SMEs to, for instance, conduct demonstrator projects lasting one or two years. An earlier, phase 1 stage, provides up to €50,000 of funding for paper-based business plan development or feasibility studies, plus a phase 3 also offers indirect support for transitioning products or services to market.

For the 2016/2017 rounds of funding, €60 million of funding has been ring fenced specifically for transport related SMEs per year under this funding opportunity.

An additional attraction is that the fund dews not require collaboration with other entities in order to apply.

There are rolling three month cycle of application deadlines for these funds - with the next on 25 November 2015.

In this webinar Louise demonstrates the procedures, pitfalls and tips in order to make applications appealing to evaluators.

Access to this source of funding is likely to be competitive - so make yourself a cuppa, turn up your speakers to maximum and take note if you’re part of a profit seeking SME looking to grow by taking an innovative transport related product or service close to market.


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